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Third London Bridge Terrorist Was Also a 'Known Wolf'

Two women lay flowers o the London Bridge, close to the scene of Saturday's terror attack. (Express Newspapers via AP Images)

All the men behind the horrific terror attack at London Bridge last weekend were “known wolves.” The third jihadist has been named as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba. He was arrested last year when he tried to get into Syria to join ISIS.

Still, however, he was able to get into the United Kingdom.

Together with Khurram Butt and Rachid Redouane, Zaghba first plowed into pedestrians on London Bridge with a van. The terrorists went on to stab people in Borough Market. Because they all wore fake suicide belts, all three of them were killed by police.

Youssef Zaghba was yet another ‘known wolf.’

As is frequently the case when Islamist extremists strike in Europe, the authorities were aware of the three jihadists and their dangerous ideologies. Yet they did nothing to prevent this tragedy from happening. As the background story of Zaghba proves, even trying to join terrorist groups in Syria isn’t enough to get European authorities to lock you up for good — or even for a couple of years.